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Reverend Michael Coatsworth-Burdess (1979-) was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, to Frances and David Burdess. For 14 years Michael ran a successful IT sales company and gaming competition in Bishop Auckland called BRS Take II.  He has worked in customer service and writen several novels and poems. His one claim to fame is meeting John Prescott and Tony Blair when he came to his home town of Newton Aycliffe.


  • The God Tree (2003)
  • Adventures & Misadventures in Paradise (2006)
  • Poetry from a darkened soul (2007)
  • The Archangel Murder Series (2012-2013)
  • Book 1: Ramiel's Revenge
  • Book 2: Ramiel's Legacy
  • Book 3: Ramiel's End
  • The Reluctant Soldier (2013)


  • 2003 - Whitbread Awards (Finalist) The God Tree
  • 2007 - Voices In Print (Finalist) Poetry From A Darkened Soul
  • 2012 - Lymington Poets Competition (Finalist) A Day in Lymington